The Iron Trade in England and Wales 1500-1815: the charcoal iron industry and its transition to coke: PhD Thesis, Wolverhampton University (2003)

Peter King, 2003

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Thesis Text

Thesis Section File Size
i. Abstract PDF 14kb
ii. Abbreviations PDF 18kb
iii. Preface PDF 32kb
1. Introduction PDF 142kb
2. Sources of Economic Growth PDF 107kb
3. Technology PDF 306kb
4. Organisation PDF 294kb
5. Slow Acceptance of Coke Pig Iron PDF 165kb
6. The Production of the Iron Industry PDF 335kb
7. Overseas Trade PDF 220kb
8. Economic Trends and the Consumption of Iron PDF 110kb
9. Conclusion PDF 60kb
Bibliography A - Manuscript Sources PDF 58kb
Bibliography B - Published Works PDF 410kb
Bibliography C - Supplementary PDF 18kb
Appendix 1 - Sources and Methodology for the History and Topography of Iron Works PDF 68kb
Appendix 2 - Population Estimates PDF 21kb
Appendix 3 - The Coalbrookdale Accounts PDF 60kb
Appendix 4 - The Independence of the 18th Century Ironworks Lists PDF 29kb
Appendix 5 - Other Difficulties with the Forge Output Data PDF 28kb
Appendix 6 - The Stability of Forge Production PDF 28kb
Appendix 7 - The Definition of Regions, Districts, and Groups PDF 60kb
Appendix 8 - Computational Files PDF 20kb
Appendix 24 - Introduction to Gazetteers PDF 24kb

Thesis Data

The data presented here consists of the workbook source files for all charts, tables, and tabular appendices contained within the thesis and are further described in Appendix 8 of the thesis itself. Where tables have been removed from a thesis text file the relevant workbook file and sheet name is clearly highlighted and can be located using the links below. The files are presented here in their migrated formats, as either Comma Separated Value text files (for datasheets) or png images (for charts), and not as the original Excel files. As such, all files simply present the raw or processed data and have thus had macros and formulae removed from them.

The folders 'Coalbrookdale' and 'Import Trade' contain files with the figures and tables for chapters 5 and 7 of the thesis respectively. Despite the title of the latter, it includes data on exports as well as imports. The folder 'ForgeXL' contains figures and tables for other chapters together with two text documents that can be accessed from this page.

CoalbrookdaleChapter 5 figures and charts.
Import TradeChapter 7 figures and charts.
ForgeXLFigures and charts for all other chapters. This folder also contains two text files.